Job Opportunities

Child and Youth Summer Programming Coordinator

Position Description

Applicants must possess fluent computer skills, including media and poster design, strong organizational and planning aptitudes, enjoyment in working with children, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to adapt to changing protocols or contexts. Experience using Excel, and creating online forms, is an asset.

Duties may include:

  • Children’s Programming: under the supervision and guidance of the librarian, the student will be responsible for planning and presenting children’s programs including: Summer Reading Club, Summer Library Camp, Family Movie Matinee, and school outreach visits.
  • Library Circulation and Information Desk: the student will work as a part of a team of staff and volunteers to provide service excellence for our patrons. Duties include circulating library materials, answering reference queries and assisting the public with library computers and tech help needs.
  • Special Library projects, including moving collections, helping with new Maker Space related tasks, weeding collections, etc.
  • Creating timely displays, on shelves and digitally; making use of social media and video technology to create interesting and engaging online content for Library patrons.
  • Children’s collection and programs promotion, including: creating monthly themed displays. Creating promotional materials including program posters and handouts, and reader’s advisory pamphlets and website write-ups.
  • Creating interactive programming that aligns with the BC Summer Reading Club manual and other Library priorities and themes.
  • Other duties similar in scope.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in customer service, including the ability to work with diverse groups of patrons and manage difficult situations. Previous library experience is a strong asset.
  • Ability organize and present appealing programs to groups of up to 18 children, with team support. Must enjoy working with children. Significant prior experience working with children is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team, including ability to get along with colleagues of differing backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage time and projects effectively, with minimal oversight.
  • Leadership qualities, including being able to act as a representative for children’s programs and services and serve as a leader on selected projects.
  • Exceptional English communication skills and the ability to write engaging promotional materials and appropriately represent the library in writing.

Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Studies in Library Science, Education, English Literature, Writing, or a related discipline is an asset, as is a knowledge of children’s literature.

To apply, please submit your resume to jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com. Position deadline is May 6, 2022


Library Assistant

Position Description

This position is suitable for students from all backgrounds, however applicants must be able to design for and distribute to social media, have an aptitude for writing, be good at sharing tasks and supporting team leaders, have an interest in working with children, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be creative and adaptable. Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, in whole or part, is an asset.

Duties may include:

  • Children’s Programming: under the supervision of the Child and Youth Programming Coordinator, the Library Assistant will be responsible for supporting children’s programs including: Summer Reading Club, Summer Library Camp, Family Movie Matinee. They may also supervise independently professional storytellers and entertainers during outdoor and online scheduled events for children and families.
  • Library Circulation and Information Desk: the Library Assistant will work as a part of a team of staff and volunteers to provide service excellence for our patrons. Duties include circulating library materials, answering reference queries and assisting the public with library computers and tech help needs.
  • Special Library projects, including moving collections, helping with new Maker Space related tasks, weeding collections, making new signage, updating locations, contributing to Library committees or one-off Library initiatives.
  • Creating timely displays, on shelves and digitally; making use of social media and video technology to create interesting and engaging online content for Library patrons.
  • Children’s collection and programs promotion, including: creating monthly themed displays. Creating promotional materials including program posters and handouts, and reader’s advisory pamphlets and website write-ups.
  • Supporting generation of interactive programming that aligns with the BC Summer Reading Club manual and other Library priorities and themes.
  • Other duties similar in scope.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in customer service, including the ability to work with diverse groups of patrons and manage difficult situations. Previous library experience is not essential but is a strong asset.
  • Ability to help organize and present appealing programs to groups of up to 18 children, as part of a team of leaders. An interest in working with children is essential. Prior experience working with children is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team, including ability to get along with colleagues of differing backgrounds and ability to manage own time and projects.
  • Must be able to act as a representative for children’s programs and services and a leader on selected projects.
  • Exceptional English communication skills and the ability to write engaging promotional materials and appropriately represent the library in writing.

Students of all backgrounds are encouraged.

To apply, please submit your resume to jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com. Position deadline is May 6, 2022